After an almost 7-year break, Melodic Metal masters SILENT FORCE, the band founded and led by guitar player Alex Beyrodt, finally returns with a new studio album. And its title (â€žRising From Ashesâ€œ) couldnâ€™t be more appropriate, as many thought that the highly-acclaimed group had disbanded and would be gone forever, especially after Beyrodtâ€™s success with his classic Hard Rock band Voodoo Circle and joining the line-up of both Primal Fear and Sinner. But now SILENT FORCE are finally back – with â€œfull forceâ€.
The bandâ€™s new vocalist is no other than Michael Bormann â€“ in his case it could be said â€žold/newâ€œ because he already sang on the first (and only) album of the SILENT FORCE predecessor The Sygnet (1998). Mat Sinner (bass), Alessandro Del Vecchio (keyboards) and drummer AndrÃ© Hilgers (who is a part of Silent Force and even The Sygnet from the beginning on) are completing the new line-up. Right after putting finishing touches on the new album, SILENT FORCE were filming a video clip for the first single â€œCircle Of Trustâ€.
Melodic Metal fans will receive a true highlight release late in the year with â€žRising From Ashesâ€œ – an album that has all typical SILENT FORCE trademarks and continues right where the band left off years ago. Mixing and mastering was handled by Achim KÃ¶hler (Primal Fear, Avantasia, Brainstorm). Alex Beyrodt comments: “For me “Rising From Ashes” is not just another new Silent Force record. The long break was necessary to rebuild the band and get rid of all false ascendancy. The new line-up speaks for itself, so does â€œRising From Ashesâ€.
SILENT FORCE was founded by Alex Beyrodt in 1999. With first-class longplayers such as “The Empire Of Future”, “Infatuator”, “Worlds Apart” and “Walk The Earth” the band earned an excellent reputation. Their very own mixture of melodic Power Metal, Hard Rock and song-oriented guitar shredding was received very well directly and caused to enlarge the fan base with every new SILENT FORCE release. Especially in Japan, where guitar heroes are traditionally met with great appreciation, Beyrodt established himself as a magnitude among the exceptional musicians.
The success story found its continuation with Voodoo Circle, with whom Alex stylistically moves in classic Hard Rock waters and was able to secure numerous chart successes in Europe with the albums â€œBroken Heart Syndromeâ€ (2011) and â€œMore Than One Way Homeâ€ (2013). After this strong encouragement, festival appearances with bands like Whitesnake, Journey and Europe, as well as a headlining tour, it seemed unlikely that SILENT FORCE would ever return. But even more the fans will be excited and highly anticipate the bandâ€™s new studio album.
And as both the name Alex Beyrodt in general, and SILENT FORCE specifically stand for outstanding quality, quite a lot of fans will count down the days to January 21st, 2014â€¦